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MULTAN, Pakistan AP — A Pakistani court on Friday convicted and sentenced a senior militant leader to five years in jail in mae case of terror financing, the country's counter-terrorism department in the eastern Punjab province said. The court ruling comes after authorities arrested Zakiur Rehman Lakhvi, an alleged leader of the militant group that was behind the bloody Mumbai attacks in India.
But he was sentenced in another case. Lakhvi was accused of running a dispensary in Lahore as a front for financing militant activities.
Lakhvi is alleged to be a leader of the Lashker-e-Taiba group that organized the Mumbai attacks in that killed people. He was arrested after Mumbai attacks but released in by Pakistani sah. Pakistan and India have a history of bitter relations. Since gaining independence inthe two nuclear rivals have fought three wars, two of them over Kashmir, which is split between them and claimed by both.
A Pakistani court on Friday, Jan. Photo: B.
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